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Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

mom uniform baseball ready| Where is June?

While it may be a bit too predictable, I can see that I truly have created a uniform.  With a dramatically edited closet, basics become your best friends!  Have you ever tried to describe your style? It is hard to put into words.  {At least it is for me.}  My style…..  Casual, cool?  Laid-back, rocker?  Minimal edge?  Finally, after years of loving fashion and shopping, I have slowly discovered the pieces that truly look the best on my body and a style that I love.  It is fun to get dressed!

OK!  On to the real point of this post, my latest mom uniform.  We are officially into the thick of little league baseball season! With four games a week, I feel like I am always in the bleachers.  The uniform must be sporty and comfortable, but of course stylish.

Let’s break down the essential pieces to this uniform:

Distressed, mid-rise skinnies

Old Navy Rock Star mid-rise skinny jeans are kind of perfect.  They have lots of stretch and the price point is fantastic!  Don’t worry… the mid-rise isn’t too high, but kindly covers my middle-aged tummy. Because let’s be honest.  Low rise jeans hit in JUST the wrong spot for women who have given birth.  {Or at least most of them!}

Feminine, pink raglan sweatshirt

This sweet, Who What Wear pink sweatshirt is great for layering.   I would wear it with a long ribbed tank underneath.

Black, lightweight bomber jacket

I am in love with this bomber jacket!  {Admittedly, I now own three bomber jackets. There may be a problem brewing.}  The sleeves are not lined, so they can easily be pushed up.  It is cropped in just the right way and is effortlessly cool.

Gray sneakers

Needing these New Balance sneaks!  The color is perfect for NW rainy, spring weather.  Simple and retro awesome!  And of course, comfortable.

Rose gold aviators

Sadly, my aviators are probably entering their last season.  I adore them, but Ray-Ban doesn’t make the size/style anymore.  These rose-gold aviators from J.Crew might be the perfect replacement.


In full disclosure, my usual “game uniform” is skinny jeans, 10 year-old UGG boots, fleece, Patagonia puffy jacket, baseball hat, Patagonia rain shell, running gloves and a waterproof blanket.  Living in Seattle in the spring is not glamorous or for the faint of heart.  The above uniform is for those few days that sun shines and the temp rises above 60 degrees.


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Friday, January 15th, 2016

in the details no 18 | Where is June?

Not sure how we are mid-way through January, but we are on the downhill slide into February.  The beginning of a new year always brings renewed desire for creativity.  I’m always looking.  We are about to tackle a bathroom remodel, so I’m back on the hunt for inspiration in design.  I’m also facing swim suit shopping in my near future.  Pretty sure trying on swim suits can, and should be, classified a form of torture for middle aged women.  {More on that FUN topic in the near future!}  What are you up to this weekend?  Our town is Seahawk crazy again!  Hoping for a big win on Sunday.

Here is what has me inspired and interested this week:

1.  I {heart} snowy evergreens!  I’m heading up to ski with a girlfriend today.  If all goes well, I will post a thumbs-up picture on Instagram.

2.  An ingenious way to hang and display the most amazing lights!  {Emily Hendrson is magic.}

3.  Kind of digging the neutral woven chair.  I think I have a chair/lust problem.

4.  A bright rug.  It would brighten any entry way or office!

5.  On to List #2 of The 52 Lists Project.  {List your favorite characters from books and movies.}

6.  Everyone is on a cleanse and all I can think about is doughnuts!

7.  Street Style.  Long coat, ripped faded denim, oxfords.


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Friday, December 18th, 2015

down to the wire | Where is June?

Oh boy, it’s getting real!  Time is ticking and you are running around like a crazy person.  You are existing on little sleep, too much caffeine, and not enough workouts.  You have lists.  Many lists.  With only a week until the big holiday, it is somewhat risky ordering something online.  I thought I would share a few “down to the wire” gift ideas that I have seen while out and about.  Many are still available for shipment as well.   In my opinion, they are all winners!

1.  Instax camera.  Instant camera fun for kids, teens and adults.  Shake it like a…..

2.  Pocket square.  For the gentleman in your life.  Keep him classy.

3.  Marble candle.  Smells woodsy and looks beautiful on your bedside table. #targetdoesitagain

4.  Faux fur vest.  In black or pink, this little vest is fantastic.

5.  Wild Hog Popper.  The gift of the season, in my opinion.  Tons of creatures to choose from.

6.  Salted caramels.  Good food is always a great gift.  Buy local.  Shop small.

7.  Swell water bottle.  Keeps liquids cold or hot.  Many colorways for everyone on your list.

8.  The 52 Lists Project.  A diary of lists.  Out of stock at Amazon, but many stores have it stocked.


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Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

quick switch | Where is June?

Sometimes you need a quick switch.  That is this week’s inspiration for the Outfit of the Week.  This little black dress has a modest cut for work, but is also interesting and different.  For work it would look great with flats and a blazer.  After work or on the weekend you can easily dress it up!  Since I don’t work in an office {or outside of my home} I pulled together pieces that will take this dress into the evening.  By adding a faux fur jacket, pink pumps and an armful of bangles the dress is totally transformed.

I love the idea of having one dress that you can wear multiple ways.  Shop the whole look in the Where is June? shop now!


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Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

holiday lunch | Where is June?

Not every holiday gathering happens at night.  And it doesn’t always call for cocktail attire. The inspiration for this week’s Outfit of the Week is a holiday luncheon with your girlfriends.  While maintaining my need to be casual, I paired my favorite pair of rag & bone jeans with a feminine blouse.  With a nod to holiday sparkle, I am “dressing up the jeans” with the most beautiful colored pumps, a ladylike clutch, and a statement necklace.

Perfect for a lovely lunch with your best girls.  Shop the whole look in the Where is June? shop now!



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Friday, December 4th, 2015

In the Details-Holiday Edition | Where is June?

For the next few Fridays, this series will be holiday gift editions.  I will try to share gifts for all the gals, guys and kids in your lives.  I love browsing in shops and stores, but let’s be honest, the majority of my shopping happens with a click of a mouse.

Here is the first of my finds:

1.  Peppermint Cocoa for your neighbors.  Easy to make and all the ingredients can be found at the grocery store.

2.  These might be the cutest long johns ever!  They are like running tights with the most darling pattern.

3.  Road tape for the little car lover in your life.  My boys would have LOVED this!

4.  Bloody Mary kit from Mouth, the new and hip Hickory Farms.

5.  Trials Fusion, an  Xbox One game without violence.  They are hard to find!

6.  I am in love with this backpack by Will Leather Goods.  Perfect for me, but I think the guys would love it too.

7.  Gold helium balloon ornament.  The perfect addition to any tree!  {Or tie it on a package.}


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Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Brick & Portal Store Front | Where is June?

I have really fun news today!  Where is June? is not only a blog, but a store too!  It is kind of a dream come true!  Partnering with start-up Brick & Portal, I have opened a shop which will feature apparel, accessories and beauty essentials for your modern uniform.  I personally choose everything individually, so each item is something I love.  Brick and Portal partners with online retailers.  Simply click on an item in my store that you are dying to have and you will be redirected to a site to purchase.  In the months to come more retailers are coming on board, so I will be able to offer an expanded inventory.   I will continually be editing the items in the store, so be sure to check back regularly.  {}  I also added a new link to my menu bar for quick navigation to the store.

Each Tuesday I will feature an #OOTW {Outfit of the Week}.  This week the outfit is inspired by Tiffany Wendel.  A pair of boyfriend jeans, a white t, bomber jacket, and Golden Goose sneakers.  Effortlessly cool and casual!

The store has three other distinct sections:

uniform |Where is June?

Separates for a modern uniform. I describe my style as casual with a little edge.  I love comfort, ease, and just a bit of cool.  Jeans, booties, sneakers, and T shirts are staples in my closet.

accessorize | Where is June?

Accessories complete your look.  Layered necklaces, hats, bags, and glasses are just a few of the finishing touches that give any outfit that extra something.  I have a soft spot in my heart for accessories.  {They always fit!}  Brands that I have written about before {Warby Parker, BaubleBar, and Stella & Dot} are all in shop now!

beauty essentials | Where is June?

Finally, a few beauty products that I use and could not live without.   I look forward to adding more products as additional retailers come online.

Thank you so much for supporting me in this new adventure.  The site is still in beta and I am one of the very first store fronts.  How cool is that?  Please contact me with any feedback on the store or any problems you may encounter.  If you like what you see, please spread the word and share Where is June? the store!


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Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

just add color | Where is June?

I’m into it.  Coloring, that is!   Call it cheap therapy and a great way to pass the time in the dead of winter.  There is something about coloring that is very zen and relaxing.  Of course you can use any coloring book, but I wanted something that didn’t involve superheros or Transformers.  Instead, I found books made for adults that want to color again.  And since I am a grown up, I bought myself a pack of really nice pencils.  Want to come over and color?

grown up coloring books | Where is June?

Coloring Books// Mid-Century Modern Patterns & Geometric Patterns

Colored Pencils//  Woodless Colour Pencils


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Friday, November 20th, 2015

In the Details No 18 | Where is June?

How is Thanksgiving next week?  And how is it almost December?  Mind boggling.  I have no hosting duties next week and I am still awaiting my assignments.  Maybe I will just be bringing wine!?  My boys {all 3 of them} and I are going to enjoy four whole days together.  I am praying for no homework and lots of time on the couch.  I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with your friends or family.

A few things that inspire and interest me this week:

1. Simple wrapping paper ideas. {I will be deciding upon my palette very soon!}

2.  Wow.  I, mean.  These shoes!

3.  Loving the cat eye and healthy glow.

4.  I came to get down. -Blitzen.  Read Between the Lines wins again with this gift bag.

5.  3 ways to style a lob.

6.  Big Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies with Caramel.  Ummmm…..

7.  A structured jacket, a soft silk skirt and bad ass boots.  Brave outfits like this one inspire me to try unexpected things with my wardrobe.  {Those boots!}



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Friday, November 13th, 2015

In the Details No 17 | Where is June?

I feel it.  The anticipation that begins to build as the holidays approach.  In the last couple of years I have dreaded the season {which is extremely unlike me}, but this year I feel energized by the thought of spending time with family and friends, building memories with my boys, and the festivities that come between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.  In the weeks to come I hope to share that excitement with you!

Things that inspire and interest me this week, heavily influenced by Buenos Aires:

1.  A simple fall place setting.

2.  The most amazing butterfly chairs at the most amazing shop in Palermo.  I wanted to bring this baby home!

3.  How beautiful is this little spot?

4.  This holiday wreath belongs on my front door!

5.  I fell in love with this chalkboard wall.  The lettering, the design, all of it.  Plus, it was the store front of a speak easy in Buenos Aires.  Well, done.

6.  A Caipirinha in the mid-afternoon sun is perfection!

7.  Ummm, this outfit is on point!


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